Quartersnacks Trendwatch 2012

February 7th, 2012 | 1:08 pm | Daily News | 22 Comments

Video parts from smaller names (sometimes) provide a window to the trends that will later be attributed to more well-known skaters. Someone posted this new Tony Carr part in the comments yesterday, and it has several hallmarks that could potentially wedge themselves deeper into skateboarding’s current framework of trends. Our team of trend forecasters met late last night over a few cups of overpriced coffee to discuss what you (as a superficial skateboarder) should be keeping an eye on while we all wait for an enterprising pro to adopt Kellen James’ sock-tuck.

1 – The smith grind kickflip looks like it won’t disappear anytime soon. Jimmy Gorecki recently went on an agreeable Twitter mini-rant about how unnecessary it is for this trick to exist, ending off with what should be the ultimate rule for any pursuit at technical skateboarding: “If you didn’t see it in Trilogy…assume it shouldn’t be performed and/or displayed.” Those of us born before 1990 can all harmoniously nod our heads, until we realize that ten years from now, when technical skateboarding has strained the Osiris-era so much that it has no choice but to bring back the darkslide, there will be someone in their mid-20s saying, “If you didn’t see it in Fully Flared…assume it shouldn’t be performed and/or displayed.”

A QS iPhone app where you enter a trick you want to try and it cross-checks it against a database of all the tricks in Trilogy — Coming soon to the App Store.

2 – With rumors of an Alex Olson Beats By Dre sponsorship running rampant, could Tony Carr be ahead of the curve of the whole bulky headphones thing? iPod buds in footage are already taboo, but are we an endorsement from an A-list pro skateboarder with a fondness for electronic music away from bulky headphones becoming a widespread skateboard accessory? Our trend forecasters agree that you typically need to wear a baggy Fila or Tommy Hilfiger shirt paired with light wash Nautica carpenter jeans and be of African-American descent to even think about pulling off bulky headphones, but that won’t stop people from trying.

3 – Though it is 99.9% likely that the backside noseslide shove-it in this part was performed for tongue-in-cheek purposes, there’s never a bad time to reiterate that it’s, like, totally, like, not okay for this trick to make a comeback. Even ironically. Once a decade in a good video part is enough.

Otherwise…second great video part of 2012? Sure. (We stayed out of the debate regarding ideology, homage, art, life, love, death, globalization, etc. that the first great part of 2012 incited.) Shout out to the video-maker for stretching 4:3 (we do that), mixing HD with SD (we do that, too), and for subscribing to the belief that 2:30 is the optimal length for a video part. Otherwise, the wallrides in this part are nuts. Going against the Trilogy rule, the bluntslide nose manual at Fort Greene Park also somehow looks great. This kid should probably be riding for Krooked, no?

22 Comments

Comment by Ripped Laces
  • I’m looking forward to the day where someone, if not us, could get sponsored by D-Block Car Wash & Records.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDu12CZOJ0U

    February 7, 2012 @ 1:49 pm
  • Comment by GMike666
  • Tony Karr is a real fuckin G. Belee Dat!

    February 7, 2012 @ 2:00 pm
  • Comment by Sweezy F Wasty
  • Who Karrs? #Phatstylez

    February 7, 2012 @ 2:03 pm
  • Comment by 617
  • 5-0 to switch crook….the worst

    February 7, 2012 @ 2:22 pm
  • Comment by hot_lower_69
  • Guy with 4 eyes should stop talking. just keep on posting clips. skatin must be hard, cant do this, cant do that.

    February 7, 2012 @ 4:35 pm
  • Comment by Carl Weathers
  • 5-0 to switch crook = “the slimer”

    February 7, 2012 @ 4:39 pm
  • Comment by CrayZ not so LayZ
  • only perfect ny tricks: ollie to black marble wallride, line w crook fakie. I liked the front 3 fish gap too, even though i’m not for gaps

    February 7, 2012 @ 7:50 pm
  • Comment by honestly..
  • I can’t do any combo grind or flip-in flip-out tricks, does this mean I don’t actually suck at skateboarding?

    February 7, 2012 @ 8:48 pm
  • Comment by njscum
  • another trick that needs 2 die: 5-0 sw crooks

    February 7, 2012 @ 9:45 pm
  • Comment by b.u.d.
  • crooks nollie big out? no

    February 7, 2012 @ 11:40 pm
  • Comment by Mooney
  • I back Tony karr thats me and tajis boy back in cali. He’s good as fuck.

    February 8, 2012 @ 12:02 am
  • Comment by ripper
  • killing it…

    February 8, 2012 @ 12:47 am
  • Comment by njscum?
  • njscum… what about when fred gall does 5-0 sw crooks on eastside school in paterson?

    February 8, 2012 @ 1:13 am
  • Comment by Wheelbite
  • Euro street thugs have had the sock-tuck on lock since day one. This guy is a firm believer.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7M_bvP9H8M

    February 8, 2012 @ 4:57 am
  • Comment by Abada
  • what about the noseslide shove-it Dustin Dollin did in the shake junt video?

    February 8, 2012 @ 11:18 am
  • Comment by sal
  • ever thought of bringing the forums back?

    February 8, 2012 @ 11:42 am
  • Comment by Gabe
  • njscum?- Brian Foley was the original East Side High 5-0 switch crooked grinder. For the record, his and Gall’s were the only two acceptable documented examples of that maneuver.

    February 8, 2012 @ 3:04 pm
  • Comment by crownheights crip
  • how come you guys dont talk about jadakiss and styles p

    February 8, 2012 @ 4:01 pm
  • Comment by Steve Szejnrok
  • RARE [unreleased] GZA “sways” to Grizzly Bear at Williamsburg music festvial or “show”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B52HooGbEcs

    February 9, 2012 @ 12:39 pm
  • Comment by nestorstudkins
  • Even though the smith kickflip is a popular move, the marriage of the spot to the trick might play the biggest role in whether or not a trick can be acceptable. i.e. shootout rail or a mellow handrail can make it look awesome if executed well. (Collin Provost, Stay Gold)

    February 16, 2012 @ 7:41 pm
  • Comment by jingjongbingbong
  • his headphones fall down around his face at 1:38

    January 25, 2013 @ 6:34 pm
  • Comment by mcdouble
  • oddly enough it seems as though the noseslide shove it has become a semi popular trick these days in some circles.

    October 11, 2017 @ 1:40 am
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